October 15, 2020
Dear Lovejoy Families,

I hope that all of you enjoyed your fall break. It was nice to see everyone back this week, and we have enjoyed some more of our students joining us for the second quarter. For our first - fourth grade parents, your child's report card will be available in Power School tomorrow. If you need any help accessing it, please contact Sondra Payne at 469-742-8083. As a reminder, your child's teacher will be having a conference with you to discuss areas of strength and areas of growth for your child. This is a great time to ask questions and learn ways to help your child at home. As a reminder, Kindergarten parents will have their conference in January.

I hope that you have a safe and restful weekend. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

All My Best,
Wendy Craft
214-551-4503 (cell)
469-742-8077 (office)

My mission is to be a servant leader who works with students, parents, and staff to build a community that fosters relationships and learning where everyone THRIVES. Each day, I strive to make the choice to be great versus comfortable, because you can't be both!
LES Information
7th Annual Letter Writing Campaign!
We are so excited to get this campaign started this year! The teachers and staff need more encouragement now than ever before!

Starting October 19th there will be a tub at the front entrance of the school to collect letters. Please encourage your children to write letters of thanks or draw pictures for any staff member that has made an impact on them. This is also a time for parents to show their appreciation to our amazing Lovejoy Elementary Team.

We will be collecting letters until November 13th!
REMINDER! Parent Portal Update Needed
The PowerSchool Parent Portal is now open for you to complete the online Enrollment & Student Information Forms. Please click here to access the Parent Portal. Parents will access the enrollment forms in their PowerSchool Parent Portal - left navigation panel - "Enrollment & Student Forms." Completion of these forms is required every year for every student. Please take a few minutes to update your contact information and other forms. 
Wear Lovejoy Leopard Spirit Wear on Fridays!
Just a reminder to wear your Lovejoy Leopard Spirit Wear on Fridays! This is a perfect way to show school spirit and support our Leopards.
Attention 4th Graders:
Yearbook Cover Contest

“Face to Face or Online, We
Are Leopards All the Time”

Enter the cover contest to design the Lovejoy Elementary 2020-2021 Yearbook Cover. The winner of the contest receives a free yearbook!

·      Must be 8 ½ X 11” piece of white paper
(Layout Portrait)
·      Be creative, be colorful and be bold!
·      Make sure your name and homeroom are written on
the back in pencil

Turn in to your homeroom teacher or the front office by the Due Date Friday, October 30th.
School Pictures: Order Online!
If you forgot to send the order form with your child to school today, please click below to order pictures.
Reminder About Masks!
Parents I am needing your help in making sure that our kids are coming to school in a clean mask daily. We can face a new battle that involves infection around our little noses and mouths if we reuse a mask from the previous day or don't handle our masks with a level of cleanliness while at school. Impetigo is a contagious infection that first looks like a sore that can develop around the nose and mouth, then blistering and draining which require a doctor's visit and medication.   I know this is a new challenge for us and the children are doing a fantastic job keeping their masks on at the appropriate times as well as washing hands.  Please don't hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks, Nurse Debbie! 972.469.8132.

Extra Clothes for the Clinic
If you have any pants, leggings, or shorts that your student has outgrown, we could use them in the nurse's clinic for back up clothes reserve. We are in need of boys and girls sizes 5-6, 7-8, and 10-12. Thank you for your help!
Join PTO Today!
The purpose of Lovejoy Elementary PTO is to connect with the LES community, enrich the experiences for all LES students, and advocate for Lovejoy Elementary.Your membership and donations benefit the students and staff at Lovejoy Elementary.
Purchase a School Wide T-Shirt for an LES Staff Member
If you are interested in purchasing a T-Shirt for an LES Staff Member please click here. We are surprising our staff with shirts this year to show our appreciation for them!
PTO Spirit Night - October 19th
5:00 - 9:00pm
Please join us at Hat Creek (Allen location on Exchange) for Spirit Night on Monday, October 19th from 5:00 - 9:00pm. Drive-thru AND Dine-in available!! Be sure to place your receipt in the bucket by the register or tell drive-thru cashier to add your receipt to the bucket for Lovejoy Elementary. The Dallas Cowboys are on Monday Night Football, so come grab burgers to eat while you watch at home OR watch there while the kids play. Can't wait to see you there!
***Coming Soon***
Win the FIRST SPOT IN CAR LINE for the second grading period!! This will take place the week leading up to our fall break,so be on the lookout for further details from the PTO!
Art Sparks

Art Sparks is...

A CELEBRATION of the visual arts focusing on elementary school students. An art appreciation program which exposes over 6000 Allen school children and adults to great works of art.

An EXPLORATION of what is seen with one’s eyes, as well as with one’s heart and intellect. Students use not only their eyes, but also their intellect and heart to put into words thoughts about what a work of art means on a personal level.

A COLLABORATION of city local sponsorship and citizen talent. ArtSparks is sponsored by the Allen Arts Alliance and staffed by dedicated community volunteers. Volunteers include parents, grandparents, retired educators, and local business leaders among others.

We are excited to announce that Art Sparks WILL be returning this year! We have a great ONLINE version of the program that provides an up-close and informative look at Art & Art History. 

We would love to have parents take advantage of presenting to your child's class. There will be a total of four presentations for the school year. These will be done virtually. You will need to be comfortable with ZOOM and screen sharing. All of the material will be provided.

If you are interested in volunteering for your child’s class please contact Christina Broyles or click below!

Volunteers Wanted
Lovejoy PTO welcomes you to get involved! Please click on the button below to review the volunteer opportunities and let us know if you are interested in signing up.

• Room Parents - Looking for 2-4 volunteers to be room parents for each gradelevel. You will help facilitate communications between parents and teacher,school admin, and/or PTO. You will also organize classroom needs, parties,teacher birthdays, etc. Please sign up for the grade level you wish to represent.

• Art Sparks Online - Help facilitate discussion of Art & Art History with your
child’s class. All materials will be provided and presentations will be done
virtually. There will be a total of 4 presentations and we are looking for 1-2
volunteers per class. Please sign up if you would be interested in volunteering.

• Spirit Wear Delivery - Volunteers needed to deliver our online spirit wear
orders throughout the Lovejoy community. Please sign up for a day (or days) of
the week where you could be available to help deliver spirit wear items.

Paw Signs Delivery - Volunteers needed to help deliver and set up Paw Signs.Please sign up for a month (or months) where you could be available in the evenings to help deliver and set up signs in yards.
District News
Student Nutrition October Newsletter
Please click here to view the October Newsletter from Student Nutrition.
Supplemental Student Accident Insurance is Now Available
Health Special Risk, Inc. is offering two options (At-School Coverage and 24-Hour Coverage) for supplemental student accident insurance. If you are interested in learning more, please click here.
Need Technology Help?
If you are experiencing any issues with your technology or need assistance, please call the Technology Help Desk.

October 2020
26th - 30th: Red Ribbon Week

November 2020
2nd - 3rd: Student Holiday

Community News
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
We’re not quite to our goal and we need your help to continue enhancing the education of our children. A donation to the Foundation provides opportunities that enhance student learning so they can perform at a higher level, achieve more and be better prepared for a changing world.

Four easy ways to give:
• visit our website: CLICK HERE
• drop a check off at the red schoolhouse
• mail a check to: 529 Country Club Road, Allen, TX 75002
• through your company payroll
We have received $194K for our Annual Appeal and 22% community participation. We need your help to reach our goal of $250K with a community involvement of 40%.Donate today to invest in our students’ tomorrow!
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